Peter D. Gehres, Michigan Ringman Champion 2012

Peter Gehres, Michigan Ringman Champion 2012

dsc_0535January 26, 2012 (Columbus, Ohio) Auctioneer Peter D. Gehres was awarded the honor of 2012 Michigan Ringman Champion on January 25, 2012 at the Michigan State Auctioneers Association Winter Convention in Lansing, Michigan. The judges for the 2012 Championship included 2010 International Auctioneer Champion Eli Detweiler Jr., Santo (Sam) Grasso, Greg Peterson (aka Machinery Pete), National Auctioneer Foundation Trustee David Helmer and Kim Narhi.This was the fourth time Gehres competed in Michigan Ringman Championship and the 20th auctioneer or ringman contest he has entered. Peter has also won the Ohio Junior Bid Calling contest in January 2006, the Michigan Auctioneer Championship in January 2010 and the title of Indiana Champion Auctioneer in November 2011.

“In 2012 I look forward to representing Michigan at both the International Auctioneers Championship in Spokane, WA and the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship in Orlando, FL,” Gehres said. “Michigan has a special place in my heart and has played an important role in my development as an auctioneer and ringman.”

In addition to competing in auctioneer and ringman contests across the country, Gehres recently completed a term on the Michigan Auctioneers Association Board of Directors. He is also currently serving a second term as the treasurer of the Ohio Auctioneers Association.

Gehres is a first generation auctioneer and Realtor currently based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the Vice President of Auction Operations for United Country Gryphon Realty & Auction Group, the owner of Belhorn Auctions and the co-founder of The Super Auction event. He is also a professional speaker and teaches at The Ohio Auction School, Reppert School of Auctioneering and state and national conventions.

Gehres splits his time between Columbus, Ohio and his family farm in Van Wert which has been handed down from father to son since 1875. In December of 2011 Peter and his wife Paige welcomed twin boys, Abraham and Oliver, into the world. He is an active volunteer and support of the FFA, 4-H and Junior Achievement.